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  1. Street Art Bogota, Colombia. Juan Cristobal Zulueta

    Paz territorial y acaparamiento en Colombia

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    28 September 2016
    Article

    El intento de superación del conflicto armado con la guerrilla de izquierda de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia -FARC- ha llegado a última instancia con la firma del acuerdo final por parte de esa insurgencia y el gobierno de derecha de Juan Manuel Santos. Posteriormente a la firma del 26 de septiembre en la emblemática ciudad de Cartagena de Indias, se llevará a cabo un plebiscito, el 2 de octubre, para que las y los colombianos definan a través de su voto si refrendan o no los acuerdos alcanzados entre el gobierno y esa guerrilla.

  2. Manual: Agua pública para todos y todas

    26 September 2016
    Article

    Organizaciones de todo el mundo que trabajan por la justicia del agua han elaborado este conjunto de herramientas para consolidar la base compartida de conocimientos y apoyar a las campañas locales que luchan contra la dominación de las grandes empresas.

  3. Making sense of CETA (2nd Edition)

    23 September 2016
    Report

    Important decisions on the European-Canadian free trade agreement CETA will shortly be taken on EU institutional and Member State level. On this occasion, Canadian and European experts of civil society shed light on the most controversial aspects of the agreement. They conclude that CETA in its present form threathens public welfare on both sides of the Atlantic, referring among other areas to investor-state dispute settlement, agriculture and energy policy. 

  4. Committing geocide: climate change and corporate capture

    Susan George
    22 September 2016
    Article

    Geocide is the collective action of a single species among millions of other species which is changing planet Earth to the point that it can become unrecognisable and unfit for life. But we still have a chance;  human beings can overcome even threats as terrifying as geocide, says Susan George.

  5. Tribute to Orlando Letelier

    Susan George
    21 September 2016
    Article

    Orlando Letelier was TNI's second director and a former Chilean government minister under Allende. He was murdered 40 years ago on the orders of the dictator Pinochet. Susan George recalls the day she heard of his assassination and pays tribute to the man and his lasting legacy.

  6. Migraciones: seguir el dinero

    Mark Akkerman
    20 September 2016
    Article

    La UE debe reconocer el papel que desempeña en alimentar los motivos que originan las migraciones y trabajar para solucionarlos, como imponer un embargo sobre la venta de armas a Oriente Próximo y el norte de África.

  7. Advocates for sustainable palm oil are ignoring human rights violations in Latin America

    Doug Hertzler
    20 September 2016
    Article

    A false picture of a sustainable industry was painted for investors and other participants, last month at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) , which ignores the harmful impacts of the aggressive expansion of the palm oil industry on local communities

  8. Repercusiones en Colombia del acuerdo comercial con la Unión Europea tras tres años de su implementación

    19 September 2016
    Report

    Durante el debate en torno a la negociación y ratificación del tratado de libre comercio (TLC) entre Colombia y la Unión Europea, se plantearon promesas y críticas, que es oportuno evaluar, tras tres años de su implementación provisional. El reporte evalúa los impactos del Tratado sobre la diversificación de la economía colombiana, las condiciones en las cuales se dio la inversión europea, en particular en relación con los estándares laborales y ambientales, así como el cumplimiento de la cláusula democrática y el Título sobre Desarrollo Sostenible.

  9. CETA - La democracia en venta (versión 2016)

    • Pia Eberhardt, Blair Redlin, Cecilia Olivet, Lora Verheecke
    19 September 2016
    Report

    El Acuerdo Económico y Comercial Global (CETA) entre la UE y Canadá es mucho menos conocido que su homólogo entre la UE y los Estados Unidos, el TTIP, pero este informe revela que representa una seria amenaza a las medidas públicas para proteger a las personas y el ambiente.

  10. CETA - Trading away democracy (2016 version)

    • Pia Eberhardt, Blair Redlin, Cecilia Olivet, Lora Verheecke
    19 September 2016
    Report

    The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is much less known than its US-EU counterpart, TTIP,  but this report exposes how it still poses a serious threat to governments efforts to protect citizens and the environment.

  11. Energy Democracy: The transformation of the energy sector in UK and Spain

    15 September 2016 - Event

    The processes involved in working towards energy democracy are not limited to the local level. Energy democracy also means to envisage the energy transition within the public administration, the energy market and to democratize energy companies. A transition towards energy democracy faces major challenges. Institutions tend to resist the process towards energy democracy, even when left governments (local, regional and national) are in place. Nevertheless, many inspiring developments towards energy democracy are taking place at the municipal level – e.g. in London, Bristol, Nottingham, Barcelona, Pamplona, and Cádiz.

  12. Video: Hands on the land for Food Sovereignty and Climate Justice

    09 September 2016
    Multi-media

    Frontline communities and social movements around the world explain why we need to keep our hands on the land for food sovereignty and climate justice! This includes the false solutions they are presented with against climate change, and the real solutions and ways forward that small-scale food producers promote.

  13. Reclaim power demonstration

    Democratising energy – an online peer learning course

    02 November 2016 - Event

    TNI is hosting with Platform London a 6-week pilot online peer learning course on energy democracy. The course will include lectures by experts and practitioners from around the world, along with discussion and active participation, sharing and learning by all participants. It is intended for people who have some experience in working on energy systems, who wish to take a holistic and global look at energy systems and politics, and learn from others.

  14. Handelsverdrag TiSA grote bedreiging voor publieke diensten

    • Bas van Beek, Jilles Mast
    08 September 2016
    Report
    Naast TTIP, het bilaterale verdrag tussen de EU en de VS, onderhandelen de Europese Unie, de Verenigde Staten en 21 andere landen op dit moment ook over TiSA een vergaand handelsverdrag over liberalisering en deregulering van diensten. Dit relatief onbekende verdrag vormt en grote bedreiging voor publieke diensten als zorg en onderwijs. Als het verdrag wordt doorgevoerd, betekent dat meer marktwerking in verschillende dienstensectoren. 
  15. Call for Applications: Young Researchers Program ‘Linking the food sovereignty debates’

    Timothé Feodoroff
    07 September 2016
    Other news

    Applications are invited for the Young Researchers Program, a mentorship programme, offered by the Hands On the Land Alliance (HOTL) together with Transnational Institute, FIAN International and Friends of the Earth International. This programme enables young engaged scholars and activists to strengthen their capacities around understanding food sovereignty and the human right to food, including opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, benefiting from the experience of mentors, and the opportunity to attend two main events as part of the research process.

  16. La implosión de la Venezuela rentista

    • Edgardo Lander
    07 September 2016
    Paper

    La crisis que hoy sufre Venezuela tiene sus raíces en la continuidad y profundización del modelo petrolero rentista. Lejos de asumir que una alternativa al capitalismo debe necesariamente ser una alternativa al modelo depredador del desarrollo como crecimiento sin fin, los gobiernos liderados por Hugo Chávez y Nicolás Maduro han intensificado el modelo rentista a niveles históricamente desconocidos en el país.

  17. President Maduro of Venezuela

    The implosion of Venezuela's rentier state

    • Edgardo Lander
    07 September 2016
    Paper

    The current crisis of the Bolivarian project is due to its failure to question the rentier petro-state model. Far from accepting that an alternative to capitalism necessarily had to be a departure from the destructive development model of unlimited growth, the government of President Chávez intensified it to extremes unknown in the country’s previous history.

  18. Canadese onderzoekers waarschuwen Europeanen voor handelsverdrag CETA

    • The Council of Canadians
    30 August 2016
    Report
    Canadese onderzoekers waarschuwen in een vandaag uitgebracht onderzoek over de gevolgen van CETA, het voorgenomen handelsverdrag tussen de EU en Canada. Volgens de onderzoekers van de Council of Canadians zal het verdrag een negatief effect hebben op de voedselveiligheid in de EU. In Nederland zijn onderzoeksinstelling Transnational Institute (TNI) en voedselwaakhond foodwatch betrokken bij het onderzoek. Jurjen de Waal, campaigner bij foodwatch: 'In Canada gelden in veel gevallen lagere voedsel en dierenwelzijnsstandaarden. In Europa krijgen daardoor vooral kleinschaligere boeren te maken met de harde concurrentie van grote Canadese agribusinesses, terwijl consumenten slechter voedsel op hun bord krijgen.'
     
  19. Food Safety, Agriculture and Regulatory Cooperation in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

    30 August 2016
    Report

    While debate rages in Europe about CETA, the Canada-EU trade agreement, a new report warns that the deal could lower food safety standards.

  20. Historic Permanent Peoples Tribunal (PPT) Hearing on TNCs in Southern Africa

    Brid Brennan
    29 August 2016
    Article

    The historical first Permanent Peoples Tribunal Hearing in Southern Africa exposed the crimes of Transnational Corporations in the region and the growing peoples resistance.

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